1924 Arthur

Arthur Anglings 1929 Hunter Herald

October 11, 1929

Several Arthur people have purchased new Fords the last week. The owners are Oliver Iwen, Louis Schur, E. Fowler and Robert Prischman. Rev. Hoeger is driving a new Pontiac.
The American Legion Auxiliary of the Deemer Faltz Post met in the Legion hall Tuesday afternoon as a farewell for the president, Mrs. Charles Thompson, who will leave next week for California. The hours were spent in social conversation and at 1:30 lunch was served. Mrs. Thompson was presented with a gift as a token of remembrance from the local Auxiliary.
Miss Agnes Schur of the Western Union at Fargo spent Sunday at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Schur, who autoed to Fargo that evening with their daughter.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Stibbe of Erie ware guests this week of Mrs. Stibbe's brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Wilson.
Mrs. A. E. Sommerfeld who underwent an operation at St. Luke's hospital last week for sinus trouble, was able to return home Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. A. T. See and family were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Brayton of Hunter Sunday.
S. A. Anderson, a former agent here, is in charge of the depot during Mr. Hunt's absence.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Hunt left by auto Friday evening for Wheeler, Wis., where they were called by the death of the latter's father. From Ulen, Minn., they were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Fred Geithmann, the latter is a sister of Mrs. Hunt.
Miss Grace Williams of Litchville spent Sunday at her parental home.
The Misses Margaret Bettschen of Fargo and Dorothy Bettschen of Chaffee spent Sunday at their home.
Clifford Wells of Fargo and Miss Viola Bailey of Steele, who attends Business College at Fargo, called on Arthur friends Sunday.
Mrs. A. M. Smith of Casselton was a weekend guest of her sister, Mrs. Wallace Hackett.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Boettcher of Big Sandy left on Monday for their home after spending a few days at the home of the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Emil Boettcher.

October 18, 1929

Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Tucker of Fargo autoed to Arthur on Monday and were guests a few days at the home of the latter's sister, Mrs. James Williams.
Mrs. I. S. Catlie went to Barnesville Friday and visited over Sunday with friends.
Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Schwarz and daughter, Beryl Jean, were guests Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. I. S. Roberts. Mrs. Schwarz and daughter remained a few days to visit relatives.
Mrs. Ole Nelson and son, James, went to Fargo Saturday evening to spend Sunday with the former's daughter, Irene, at St. Luke's hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Thompson and son, Jimmy, accompanied by Harold Viestenz left Tuesday by car for Glendale, Calif., where they expect to make their home. Taking the southern route, they expect to spend about a month en route.
The Valley City Home for Aged was dedicated Sunday afternoon. The Home was formerly the Riverside Hospital. Rev. August Hoeger of Arthur, president of the Lutheran Inner Mission Society, was present and several local pastors of Valley City also gave short addresses.
Mr. and Mrs. James Williams entertained at six o'clock dinner Sunday for Mr. and Mrs. Charles Thompson and Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Wagner.
Miss Julia Carlson spent Saturday at her home at Mayville, returning the same evening.
S. A. Anderson, relief agent here during the absence of Mr. Hunt, left Saturday for Blanchard to relieve the agent there.
Mrs. Elizabeth Vosburg, who spent a few weeks at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Hugo Viestenz, is visiting now at the home of her daughters, Mmes. James Jenkins and John Conrad at Erie.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Gebeke, Jr., and two sons left Monday for Minnesota where they will make their home.
Mrs. Christina Backlund, mother of Mrs. Bertha Viestenz, passed away at Arthur on Thursday evening of last week. Mrs. Backlund suffered a paralytic stroke on Tuesday from which she appeared to rally but death came on Thursday. Mrs. Backlund had made her home this summer with her daughter, Mrs. Viestenz. Funeral services were held from Verndale, Minn., Mrs. Backlund's former home, at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Mrs. Viestenz and a sister, Mrs. E. E. Stangler, accompanied the body to Verndale on Friday. Another daughter, Mrs. C. Rider of Minneapolis, and two sons, John in Sweden and Oscar in Oregon, also survive.

October 25, 1929

Miss Dorothy Bettschen, Chaffee, and Miss Edna Viestenz, Hickson, spent the weekend at their respective homes, returning to their schools Sunday.
Foster Burgum of the State University and Lillie Burgum of Alice spent Sunday at their home here.
Mr. and Mrs. James Williams autoed to Litchville Friday and were accompanied home by their daughter, Miss Grace, who remained until Sunday.
Mrs. C. A. Johnson and daughter Maizie, left Friday for Bismarck where they will visit with Mrs. Frank Johnson. They will also visit at Washburn with Mrs. Johnson's sister, Mrs. Gordon Burgum.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Block of Fargo autoed here Sunday and were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Hunt. Mrs. J. L. Iwen autoed to Fargo Thursday with Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Tucker and visited until Tuesday with her daughter, Miss Eunice, who is a student at the A. C.

November 1, 1929

The members of the Luther League were entertained at a Halloween party at the Lutheran Church Friday evening. The rooms were decorated in keeping with the occasion. The hours were spent in games and stunts. At the conclusion of the evening a delicious lunch was served.
George Schur left the first part of the week for Grisvold, Ia., where he expects to remain for the winter months.
Mrs. Louis Bettschen attended a meeting of the Vesta Champter of the O. E. S. at Hunter Thursday evening.
The Lutheran Ladies Aid was entertained in the parlors of the church on Thursday with the Mmes. H. J. Wagner, Ed. Wilhelm and Will Zimmerman as hostesses.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Welch of Arlington, Ia., arrived Wednesday and are guests of their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Probasco.
Mr. and Mrs. Gust Iwen and sons George and August and family autoed to near Detroit Lakes Sunday.
Robert Bettschen, accompanied by his cousin, Burton, left by auto Tuesday for Minneapolis where they will spend the winter. Robert will attend Dunwoody Institute and Burton will enroll in a business college.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Russell who visited for several months at the home of the latter's sister, Mrs. A. J. Schur, left by automobile Thursday for California where they will make their home.
Mr. and Mrs. Louie Schur, Frances and LeRoy Schur and Mrs. Ole Nelson autoed to Fargo Saturday. Mrs. Nelson remained over Sunday with her daughter, Irene, the Schur family being accompanied home by their daughters, Misses Ethel and Agnes who spent Sunday at their home.
Mrs. A. J. Schur was a dinner guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Bettschen Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. I. S. Roberts entertained at dinner on Sunday for Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Hunt.
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Dohman and son Lyle of Milnor autoed to Arthur Sunday to visit at the home of Mrs. Dohman's brother, A. T. See. Mr. and Mrs. Dohman and the A. T. See family were Sunday supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Brayton.
Gordon Burgum and son John of Washburn and the former's aunt, Mrs. Hannah Robinson of Birmington, Ia., were guests at the T. O. Burgum home Thursday en route in Washburn from Iowa, where Mr. Burgum autoed to get his aunt who will make her home with them.
The Misses Margaret Bettschen of Fargo and Dorothy Bettschen of Chaffee spent Sunday at their home here.
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Wilhelm and family of Bottineau were guests a few days last week at the homes of nephews, Albert and Ed Wilhelm.
Mr. and Mrs. I. S. Catlin and son, Bruce, accompanied by Doris Helland motored to Barnesville Friday to visit friends and relatives, and also attended the Corn Show on Saturday. They returned home Saturday evening.

November 8, 1929

Mrs. Ole Nelson and son, James, went to Fargo Saturday evening, remaining until Monday with her daughter, Irene, at St. Luke's Hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Bettschen and son, Donald, accompanied from Casselton by Miss Sarah Alme, autoed to Chaffee with their daughter, Dorothy, who spent Saturday and Sunday at her home here.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Schur and daughter, Miss Edna, Mr. and Mrs. A. T. See and children and Goodwin Nelson were guests Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. Gust Willert.
Mr. and Mrs. A. K. Judisch and daughter, Loretta, and son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Pueppke of Amenia, returned Saturday from an automobile trip to Sumner, Ia., where they visited relatives.
Rev. August Hoeger, accompanied by children Laura and John, autoed to Fargo Friday where the children underwent minor operations at St. Luke's Hospital.
Emil and Oliver Iwen and Ken Roberts returned Monday evening from a week's hunting trip at Moffit. While there they were guests of Mr. and Mrs. E. Enockson, brother-in-law and sister of the Iwen boys.
Mmes. Louis Bettschen and T. O. Burgum attended the 5th district, O. E. S. School of Instruction at Hunter Saturday.
The John McKinnon family moved to Arthur this week and are living in the Krueger home for the winter.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Wilhelm and two children left Friday for Brewton, Minn., where they will remain for several months. Mrs. Wilhelm will go to the Mayo Clinic at Rochester to receive medical care.
Mrs. Theodore Zimmerman of Brownton, Minn. arrived Thursday to spend a week at the home of her mother, Mrs. Augusta Ruehn.
Clark Lincoln of Ayr autoed here Sunday and was a guest of Mr. and Mrs. August Sommerfeld.
Mrs. I. S. Roberts and daughters, Dora and Jean, returned Saturday from Davenport where they were guests at the home of Mrs. Roberts' daughter, Mrs. Hubert Schwarz.

November 15, 1929

Miss Eunice Iwen who attends the A. C. at Fargo spent the weekend with her mother, Mrs. J. L. Iwen.
The Methodist choir met at the home of Mrs. T. O. Burgum. Following rehearsal, lunch was served by Mrs. Burgum. This week the choir will meet at the Geo. Hunt home.
Mr. and Mrs. T. O. Burgum and Miss Ollie autoed to Lamoure Sunday and were guests of Rev. and Mrs. L. R. Burgum.
Fred Williams of the Minnesota U. spent Sunday and Armistice day at his home here.
Mrs. I. S. Catlin left Tuesday for the Twin Cities to spend a week doing Christmas buying for the Drug Store.
Mrs. Mary McKinnon, who has been ill with an attack of pleurisy, is now able to be up and around.
Misses Ella and Martha Boettcher returned Sunday from Minneapolis where they spent several days visiting their brother, Paul, a senior at the Minnesota University.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Caruth of Grand Forks and Mr. and Mrs. Brickson of Hunter were supper guests Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. F. Krogstad.
The Misses Ethel and Agnes Schur and Miss Best, all of Fargo, spent Sunday at the Louis Schur home.
Geo. Iwen left Thursday by car for California to spend the winter.
Rev. A. Hoeger, accompanied by Mrs. Paul Kuehn and daughter Mrs. Ted Zimmerman, autoed to Fargo Thursday where Mrs. Kuehn entered St. Luke's hospital for medical care.
Mr. and Mrs. A. T. See entertained at six o'clock dinner Sunday the Herman Willert family of Page and the Gustave Willert and Louie Schur families.

November 22, 1929

Wagner-Schur Wedding>P? Miss Erma Schur, daughter of Mrs. Hulda Schur, became the bride of John H. Wagner, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Wagner of Tuesday, Nov. 19. The service was read at 9:30 a. m. by Rev. August Hoeger, pastor of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, in the presence of family members gathered at the Schur home.
Attending the couple were Miss Lulu Viestenz, niece of the bride, and Amber Wagner, brother of the groom. Mr. and Mrs. Wagner left on a trip to the Twin cities, after which they will make their home at Arthur where the groom is engaged in the confectionary business.

The Arthur Firemen held their regular meeting Thursday evening to complete plans for the Firemen's annual Thanksgiving dance to be given at the Arthur hall Wednesday, Nov. 28, music furnished by the Blue Jay entertainers of Fargo.
Mr. and Mrs. M. F. Favorit, who made their home here the past summer, moved to Casselton last week.
Mmes. Russell Wilson, H. J. Wagner, Amber Wagner, J. A. Burgum and Miss Isabel McKinnon autoed to Fargo Friday to visit friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Williams and daughter, Dorothy, Mr. and Mrs. L. Bettschen, Dorothy and Donald, Albert Farnham, Mr. and Mrs. W. Ruffcorn and son, Lewis, Julia Carlson, Leland and Joey Burgum attended the Epworth League Rally at Hunter Friday evening.
The Lutheran food and fancy work sale held last Wednesday evening was very well attended, the sum of $120 being realized from the sale.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Viestenz Sr. are staying at the Jas. Parkhouse home during his absence.
I. S. Catlin and son, Bruce, were Sunday dinner guests at the A. E. Sommerfeld home.
Mr. and Mrs. Gust Iwen and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Iwen entertained at dinner Sunday the families of Aug., Edmund and Will Iwen, Oscar Olson and John McKinnon, and Mrs. Mary McKinnon, Isabel McKinnon, Edith Slingsby, Albert Stewart, Frank Walter and Clarence Kuehn. Other guests at the Iwen home in the evening were Edward Dennison and nieces, Florence Slingsby of Fargo and Mr. and Mrs. C. Argonbright of Carter, who were en route to their home from Louisville, Ky.
Charles Parkhouse received word Friday evening of the sudden death of his brother, Ralph, at LaPorte, Ind., on that day. Ralph Parkhouse was a motorman on an interurban railway. He and his family lived at Arthur for several years, returning to LaPorte about six years ago. Chas. Parkhouse, sons James and George, and Jas. Baumgarner left Saturday by car to attend the funeral.
Mrs. T. O. Burgum and daughter Ollie attended the regular meeting of the O. E. S. at Hunter Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. A. T. See accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Brayton of Hunter to Fargo Saturday evening to see their nephew, Ralph Dohman of Blanchard, who underwent an operation at St. Luke's hospital Friday.
Mrs. Josephine Tees and son James spent the weekend at the home of the former's sister, Mrs. Harry Farnham.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Wheeler and children were guests the past week at the home of Mrs. Wheeler's sister, Mrs. Louis Schur.
Mr. and Mrs. H. Schwarz and daughter Beryl Jean, of Davenport, autoed here Sunday and were guests of Mr. and Mrs. I. S. Roberts.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Bettschen, Dorothy and Donald, were Sunday dinner guests at the J. I. Spooner home at Casselton.
Miss Katie Kuehn went to Fargo Saturday to spend Sunday with her mother who expected to return home Wednesday.

November 29, 1929

The H. S. basketball team played the first game of the season Friday evening, defeating Chaffee High on the local floor by a score of 27 to 7. Saturday evening the Arthur team went to Ayr, defeating Ayr 15 to 6.
The following young people who are engaged in teaching in various parts of the state are expected home for the Thanksgiving recess: Edna Viestenz, Hickson, Dorothy and Margaret Bettschen, Chaffee and Fargo, Frances Ross, Page, Alice Farnham, Langdon, Lillie Burgum, Alice, Vera Ruffcorn, Ayr, Grace Williams, Litchville. Those attending school who will also be home are Bertha Kuehn, Mayville State Teachers College, Foster Burgum and Donald Farnham, State University, and Eunice Iwen, A. C. at Fargo.
A. K. Judisch and E. E. Webb left Sunday to Fargo to serve on the jury for a term of court convening Monday, Nov. 25.
Mrs. Paul Kuehn who has been a patient at St. Luke's hospital for ten days accompanied Rev. Hoeger from Fargo Wednesday. She is improving and able to be up a few hours each day.
T. J. Stewart attended a supper and meeting for Standard Oil agents of this district at the Portland Hotel on Monday evening.
The public card party given by the R. N. A. Friday evening was well attended. Following the playing lunch was served. High scores were won by Mrs. H. Ford, Absaraka, and Anton Cederberg, low going to Mrs. H. J. Wagner and Leland Burgum.
The Duge Conn family left last Thursday by car for Indianola, Ia., where they will make their home.
Misses Agnes and Ethel Schur and Eunice Iwen all of Fargo spent Sunday at their respective homes.
Rev. and Mrs. Aug. Hoeger are the parents of a baby girl born to them on Thursday, Nov. 21, at St. Luke's hospital at Fargo.
Harry Orahood of Glenwood arrived last week and is loading a car of his farm machinery to ship to Malta, Mont. where he will engage in farming. The Orahood family left a year ago last spring for Glenwood.
Mrs. Jas. Williams returned last Wednesday from Fargo where she spent a few days at the home of her sister, Mrs. W. A. Tucker.
The Arthur school closed Wednesday evening for Thanksgiving vacation until Monday morning. Misses Ruth Troy and Julia Carlson went to their respective homes at Excelsior, Minn. and Mayville.

December 6, 1929

Mr. and Mrs. James Parkhouse had as their Thanksgiving guests Messrs. and Mmes. Albert, Ben, Edmund Viestenz, L. W. Heiden, Edward Schur and George Parkhouse and their families.
Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Ross entertained at dinner Sunday for Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Heiden and Mrs. Mary Schur.
Mrs. J. L. Iwen and daughter, Eunice, Miss Clara Olsen of Fargo and Fred Williams were dinner guests Thanksgiving of Mr. and Mrs. James Williams.
Miss Gladys Jensen returned to Mayville State Teachers College Monday after visiting over the Thanksgiving vacation with her brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Mergner.
Miss Margaret Bettschen of Fargo and her guest, Miss Pauline Pond of buffalo, returned to Fargo Saturday after spending a few days with the former's parents.
Mr. and Mrs. I. S. Catlin entertained on Thanksgiving for Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Hackett and Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Helland and family.
Mrs. Ole Nelson and sons autoed to Fargo Thanksgiving and visited with Irene Nelson at St. Luke's Hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Wagner entertained as their guests Thanksgiving Day, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Savre of Fargo, Geo. Wagner and Miss Dahl of Fergus Falls, and Mr. and Mrs. Amber Wagner and sons.
Rev. Aug. Hoeger autoed to Fargo Monday and was accompanied home by Mrs. Hoeger and baby daughter who have been patients a St. Luke's Hospital.
The American Legion Auxiliary met at the home of Mrs. Russell Wilson Tuesday evening. Following the business session lunch was served the members by the hostess, Mrs. Wilson.
Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Powlison and the latter's mother, Mrs. Amelia Buck, Mr. and Mrs. Solomon Schulz and family, Mr. and Mrs. Krogstad and two children were Thanksgiving guests of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Wolff.
Mrs. Mary McKinnon and daughter, Isabel, Edith Slingsby, Messrs. and Mme. Walter and Elmer Iwen were dinner guests Thanksgiving of Mr. and Mrs. John McKinnon.
Mr. and Mrs. Ole Leidahl and family of Hunter visited Sunday at the Peder Krogstad home.
Walter Roberts, who has been employed at the Arthur Drug Co. the year and a half, left Saturday for Montevideo where he will take charge of a Gamble Supply Store.
Sheldon Catlin returned Sunday to his studies at the State College at Fargo after spending the Thanksgiving recess with his parents.
William Gebeke, Sr., left Sunday from Casselton for Omaha, Neb., where he was called to attend the funeral of a cousin.
J. W. Olson of Bismarck autoed to Arthur Sunday en route from Minneapolis and will visit a week at the home of his cousin, Peter Krogstad. Tuesday Mr. and Mrs. Krogstad and children accompanied Mr. Olson to Ada, Minn., where they spent the day with relatives Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Sommerfeld entertained on Sunday for Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Sommerfeld, Mrs. Henrietta Sommerfeld, Mrs. Rudolph Viestenz, Miss Edna Viestenz and brother Rudolph, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Wilhelm and family and Edward Boettcher.

December 13, 1929

Funeral services were held from St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church on Wednesday afternoon for William Schwark, who passed away early Sunday morning. Mr. Schwark had been poorly just a few days and on Saturday afternoon was taken to St. Luke's hospital at Fargo, where death came Sunday morning. Surviving him are his widow, one daughter and four sons, all at home. A half sister, Mrs. Henrietta Sommerfeld, also survives.
On Saturday evening several relatives and friends of Mrs. Mary McKinnon gathered at her home and surprised the honored guest on her birthday anniversary. After an informal evening, refreshments were served.
Mr. and Mrs. John See arrived on Monday and are guests at the home of their son, A. T. See.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Sommerfeld were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Heiden.
Mrs. A. M. See was pleasantly surprised at her home Saturday evening when several ladies gathered to celebrate her birthday anniversary. Before departure the self-invited guests served a delicious lunch.
The Food Sale sponsored by the Auxiliary on Saturday was well attended, netting $21.00. Coffee and doughnuts were also served.
The Homemaker's Club met at the home of Mrs. J. E. Sommerfeld Wednesday of last week. The project of the evening was tying a quilt for the N. D. Children's Home at Fargo. The quilting material was donated by the Arthur Merc. Co.
Miss Julia Carlson and her mother, Mrs. Laura Carlson of Mayville, spent the weekend in Fargo.
Mr. and Mrs. George Hunt entertained the Hubert Schwarz family of Davenport, Edward Mundt and the C. A. Johnson and I. S. Roberts families at dinner Sunday.
At the annual election of the R. N. A. lodge the following officers were elected: Oracle, Olga Wilson; Vice Oracle, Frieda Schur; Past Oracle, Adeline Baumgarner; Chancellor, Martha See; Receiver, Jessamine Burgum; Recorder, Neil Jensen; Inner Sentinel, Veronica Wolff; Outer Sentinel, Alma Nelson; Marshal, Mabel Schur; Musician, Jennie Iwen. The installation of appointive officers to be named by the Oracle will be held in January.
Miss Bernice Bettschen spent Saturday at Mayville with Miss Bertha Kuehn, a student at the State Teachers College.
Mrs. E. E. Farnham returned home Monday after an extended visit with her daughter, Mrs. James Winningham of Akron, O. En route home she visited her son, Hiram, in Chicago, Mrs. L. O. Bower at Owen, Wis., and friends and relatives in Minneapolis and Fargo.
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Burmeister entertained at Sunday dinner for Mr. and Mrs. Peter Krogstad, Harriet and Coleen.
At their farm home west of Arthur, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Sommerfeld entertained at dinner Thursday the following guests: a daughter, Miss Edna Sommerfeld of the Extension Division of the A. C., her cousin, Miss Clarke of Oakes, a student at Fargo State College, Mrs. J. A. Burgum and sons Leland, Alton and Joey, Mrs. Henrietta Sommerfeld, Mr. and Mrs. August Sommerfeld, Edward and Alfreida Sommerfeld and the Misses Lydia and Emma Sommerfeld.

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